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“Golden Views from the Golden Roof” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)

The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl)
Herzog Friedrich-Strasse 21, Innsbruck 6020, Austria
43 512 581111
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Ranked #17 of 36 Attractions in Innsbruck
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Owner description: This famous balcony in Innsbruck's historic neighborhood was constructed out of gold to honor the marriage of Maximilian I and his wife.
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“Golden Views from the Golden Roof”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Golden Roof is synonymous with Innsbruck: its iconic tourist attraction. Set inside Old Town, the 2,657 copper tiles gleam in the sun, a perfect photo op for the many tourists who flock to the pedestrian area to eat, shop, linger and stare at the place where Emperor Maximilian I sat to watch the street scenes on the square below.

The museum is worthwhile and a quiet retreat to escape from the tourist groups and crowds below on the pedestrian area. The museum shows life in medieval times of Maximilian I. Unlike the Imperial Palace, no security collateral is required for the audio guide included with admission. Children will be entertained in a play area with hands-on activities.

Be sure to send a free e-card from the museum. I sent one to my husband who texted me not five minutes later that he had received it. I was still in the museum. You can choose from a number of images and pre-printed messages geared for colleagues, friends or family members.

I visited the museum after a guided city tour. What surprised me the most is that you can walk up a few steps and look out onto the square just as Maximilian I did. While the balcony itself is closed off, you can get quite close to the actual balcony for a perfect birds-eye view.

Visited September 2013
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“Enjoy The View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Well worth visiting located in the center of old town Innsbruck. While we were there a very formal wedding was taking place which made our visit that much more interesting. We ate dinner at a nice sidewalk café nearby watched all the proceedings. Get a local guide book and read about the roof's history then you will appreciate it that much more. No car parking in the area.

Visited September 2013
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“Golden Roof”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Built by Maximillian for his new bride to show he wasn't poor. We have caught a local concert and dance under it. The surroundings are also interesting. several B&B's, a conditerei with excellent baked goods, a good wine store, a Swarovski store that is a crystalline wonderland. You really don't need a guide, but the streets do get confusing. Park in the public parking next to the river.

Visited May 2013
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“Well worth a visit!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Make sure if you do not go with a tour that you get a local city information booklet. If you do not know the history behind the Golden Roof you will just walk pass it without even notice or see it and keep wonder what all the fuss is about. Interesting and well worth a visit!

Visited February 2013
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“Worth coming”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The Golden Roof in Innsbruck is worth watching, its right in the heart of the old city. The old city is usually very crowded, but one blick at the roof, and you know you have seen something you will always remember.

Visited September 2013
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